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production, distribution and exhibitio the mass pduction system that made ford motors a success worked for the lm studios as well. a very efficient assembly line was built that enabled a studio to release a film a week. adventures, comedies, romances, westerns, gangsters, musicals. ford was famous for one model; thstudios had many. but the genius of the system was although they were factories,s. individual artists were still able to pursue their vision and create some of the best pictures ever made. take paramountictures, for example. it was home to billy wder, josef von sternberg, and ernest lubitsch, great artists who left their individual stamp on the films they made. the paramount story is a model of what happened in hollywood over the last 70 years. a rporate giant that suffered with the fall of the system, only to rebuilt in the era of the conglomerates and turn out some of the most memorable pictures of the last 20 years, as we will see in this program narrated by peter coyote, "the studio system." (dramatic music playing) (edward dmytryk) the film studio was a city. you have y
. it was wonderful. it was a book called "basic physics" by ken ford. and ken ford became my mentor and another big influence on me. and ken ford's book, awesome. he told it like it is. ken ford is a giant himself. he doesn't have a nobel prize but his friends do. he's one of those type guys. he was the exec officer of the american institute of physics. i'm proud to say now, i'm very proud of him to have him for a personal friend. so he was a great influence on me. and now i find myself, my greatest satisfaction is to realize that i myself am an influence for other people. i'm sort of a kenny isaacs or a burl grey or a ken ford to many sten. and this many is with a capital m, thanks to the efforts of my friend marshall alenstein who has put together these videotapes and these dvds that spread my lectures from thelassroom into the classrooms of my ople. and so, it's wonderful beg that role model for other teachers and students. and whatever can do to be burl grey to other people, to let them see that perhaps a very good foundation for, hey, what's going on in the world, certainly, is science. so let
, it didn't mention vietnam, but everybody knew what i was singing about. ♪ the captain told us to ford the river. ♪ ♪ that's how we all begun. ♪ we were knee deep in the big muddy. ♪ ♪ the big fool said to push on. ♪ it was a song which was inspired by seeing a photograph showing american troops wading through, waist deep in the water of the mekong delta probably. ♪ we were waist deep in the big muddy. ♪ ♪ the big fool said to push on. ♪ i was asked to be on the smothers brothers program, and the first time i sang it, it was scissored out of the tape, in october of 1967. but the smothers brothers took to the print media and said, "hey, cbs is censoring our best jokes. it censored seeger's best song. what's going on here?" and finally in january of 1968, cbs said, "okay, okay, he can sing the song." ♪ all at once, the moon clouded over. ♪ ♪ we heard a gurgling cry. ♪ a few seconds later, ♪ the captain's helmet was all that floated by. ♪ a friend of mine was working in the distribution office for columbia records in denver, colorado. he says, "pete, you kn
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